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The first International Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference, 2022

KU–WEE Hub Conference Concept The Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub (KU-WEE Hub) was established through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF) to generate evidence on what works to advance Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kenya. For more information about the Hub, visit our website here. The KU-WEE Hub in collaboration with

Husbands and Boyfriends primary perpetrators of SGBV – Study

Husbands and Boyfriends primary perpetrators of SGBV – Study Majority of survivors reported physical and psychological violence By Evans Nyagwara A pilot study conducted by Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub’s Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) research team has identified Husbands (84.4%) and boyfriends (9.4%) as the biggest perpetrators of the vice.  The study

Gender-responsive pedagogy for Technical Vocational Education and Training will enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment

Gender-responsive pedagogy for Technical Vocational Education and Training will enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment By Evans Nyagwara Teachers and school leaders in technical and vocational Education and training (TVET) prepare all learners to the needs of society and decent work. There is need to have an equitable access to education which is context-specific and relevant. Any

Kenyatta University Marks 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

The global theme for 2021 was “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”  , where color orange symbolized a brighter future, free of violence for women. Kenyatta University’s Centre for Gender Equity & Empowerment in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Gender & development Studies, and Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub, marked

There is need to streamline Sexual Gender-Based Violence reporting processes in the Public Transport Sector

By Evans Nyagwara Gender-based violence (SGBV) refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequalities, the abuse of power and harmful norms. It is a serious violation of human rights and a life-threatening and health and protection issue. These acts can be physical, emotional or verbal.

Ministry of public Service, Gender, Senior citizens’ Affairs and Special Programmes lauds KU-WEE Hub on first year of Women’s Economic Empowerment project

The Hub staff, researchers and stakeholders retreated to Nakuru in December 2021 to take stock of the first year of the project implementation and chart a way froward for the second year. The Chief Guest during the five-day working retreat,Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens’ Affairs & Special Programs, Prof.

KU-WEE HUB Stakeholders’ Webinar

Women’s Participation in Management and Leadership in the Public Sector in Kenya: Closing the Gender Gap Date and Time: 15th October 2021 9.00 – 11.10 am East Africa Time Women are largely underrepresented in management and leadership, a situation that leads to gender inequalities in the workplace and wage gaps. In Kenya, women face a

KU-WEE Hub and FKE sign a memorandum of understanding

Nairobi, September 16. Kenyatta University Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) hub and the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to concretise a partnership that will see the two institutions conduct research on women in corporate governance. The research study will evaluate the effectiveness of the Female Future Leadership Programme

KU-WEE Hub, Tharaka Nithi County Government Hold Consultative Meeting

On 27th July, 2021, a delegation of researchers from Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub led by Kenya University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Paul Wainaina, visited Tharaka Nithi County to discuss ways of strengthening the partnership between the Hub and the County Government. The team was received by the Governor, H.E Muthomi Njuki. The partnership will see

KU-WEE Hub holds SGBV Webinar

Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment (KU-WEE) Hub held a webinar on 9th July, 2021 to discuss Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) as a constraint to women’s work’. The webinar brought together researchers and stakeholders from government and other organizations to discuss the impact on programmes and initiatives addressing SGBV as a constraint to Women’s Economic

Hub Researchers Discuss Ethical Clearance, Plagiarism

KU-WEE HUB researchers held a virtual meeting on Thursday, 24th June, to discuss research ethical clearance requirements.  The facilitator, Prof. Judith Kimiywe, who is the director of Kenyatta University’s Center for Research Ethics and safety shared the various standards for research proposals to meet the Ethics Review committee’s threshold. She reiterated the centrality of the

SGBV and WIM Researchers Prepare for Piloting

Two KU-WEE Hub research teams are getting ready for the piloting of their instruments, after holding discussions to finalise on their field protocols. During two separate virtual meetings held on 16th and 18th June 2021 respectively, the SGBV and WIM researchers together with the Hub Committee deliberated at length on the final touches to improve